Pediatric Dermatology: Compassionately Caring For Your Child

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Growing up and dealing with school, jobs and a social life is hard enough. Dealing with less-than-perfect skin issues can make it even more difficult. Good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. Our board certified dermatologists – who were teenagers once themselves! – are here to help your child look and feel as best as possible. 

Our family-like environment and compassionate team members provide the perfect experience for your child to receive the care he or she needs to overcome any dermatology issues and feel positive about the journey and the results. Regardless if your infant, young child or teen is experiencing skin problems, we can help to navigate what might be bothering his or her skin and recommend the best treatment that will fit within his or her lifestyle. We understand that children and young adults simply have different skin than adults, and that’s okay! There is a comfortable solution for any and all skin issues, and we are dedicated to finding those desired results for all of our patients.  

Acne

Stress with school, sweating from sports, and fluctuating hormones can cause acne flares in teens and young adults. While acne typically appears during early teens and early-20s, and can range from mild to severe, anyone can experience a complexion that is less than ideal. Fortunately, we can treat all types of acne with the use of personalized skin care prescription regimens and in-office treatments including facials, peels, light therapy and more. Our board-certified dermatologists will diagnose and treat all forms of acne with a goal of making your child have great self-esteem. 

Warts and Molluscum

Warts can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing, and they are a common cause for a visit to the dermatologist. Kids most often develop common warts, which are raised or rough bumps that grow on the skin, or plantar warts, which usually occur on the bottom of feet, and our team can expertly treat both. Even if your child isn’t bothered by warts or molluscum, it’s very important to treat them as they are contagious and can spread to other areas of the body or family members. Treatment typically includes freezing or topical solutions, and our team provides proven methods to remove the wart quickly and efficiently, while making your child as comfortable as possible.  

Eczema and Atopica Dermatitis

Anyone from babies to toddlers to adolescents to adults can experience atopica dermatitis or eczema. Most commonly recognized as dry, scaly patches on the skin, eczema can make patients uncomfortable, itchy and sometimes sleep-deprived. Our team of skilled dermatologists can help to accurately diagnose your child’s skin condition, provide the right medications for quick itching relief, and teach good habits to properly care for sensitive skin. 

 

We know that children and teenagers aren’t just “small adults,” and understand that they might not be comfortable discussing their skin concerns with a doctor. This is why our team aims to provide a compassionate and welcoming environment in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach where trust is built between doctor and patient. If you are concerned about your child’s skin, or your child has expressed concern about a condition he or she might be experiencing, we are here to help and provide relief, support and solutions. We are happy to begin the discussion with a consultation visit or telemedicine appointment, and look forward to helping your child reach his or her skin care goals.